Alzheimer’s Disease

Human brain slabbing. (Photo credit: Allen Institute for Brain Science)

Seahawks owner Allen to fund brain injury research

SEATTLE (AP) — As the only owner of an NFL team with a brain research laboratory, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is in a unique position to study whether repeated blows to the head can lead […]

11/21/2013

Alzheimer's

FDA approves GE brain imaging tool for Alzheimer’s

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a radioactive imaging chemical from General Electric to help screen patients for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The drug, Vizamyl, is an injection of radioactive […]

10/25/2013

Dr. Maiken Nedergaard, left, points to images of brain scans of mice joined by her colleague Lulu Xie, of the University of Rochester Medical Center. (AP Photo/University of Rochester Medical Center )

Study: Good night’s sleep cleans out gunk in brain

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When we sleep, our brains get rid of gunk that builds up while we’re awake, suggests a study that may provide new clues to treat Alzheimer’s disease and other disorders. This […]

10/17/2013

In this July 30, 2013, photo, 92-year-old Edith Stern walks through the cafeteria at her retirement home in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Study seeks super agers’ secrets to brain health

CHICAGO (AP) — They’re called “super agers” — men and women who are in their 80s and 90s, but with brains and memories that seem far younger. Researchers are looking at this rare group in […]

08/23/2013

A person with diabetes tests his blood sugar level. (AP Photo/Joerg Sarbach)

Study ties higher blood sugar to dementia risk

Higher blood-sugar levels, even those well short of diabetes, seem to raise the risk of developing dementia, a major new study finds. Researchers say it suggests a novel way to try to prevent Alzheimer’s disease […]

08/07/2013

Alzheimer's

Memory decline may be earliest sign of dementia

BOSTON (AP) — Memory problems that are often dismissed as a normal part of aging may not be so harmless after all. Noticing you have a decline beyond the occasional misplaced car keys or forgotten […]

07/17/2013

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Study: Later retirement may help prevent dementia

BOSTON (AP) — New research boosts the “use it or lose it” theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, […]

07/15/2013

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Tips to keep your loved one out of a nursing home

How to handle elder family members without putting them in nursing homes. Money 101 guest host Ron Kilgore talks with Lora King, author of “Stolen,” about Alzheimer’s, and with Susan Geffen, a gerontologist, elder law […]

06/03/2013

Dr. Philip Low

Philip Low on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with inventor and neurotechnologist Philip Low. The founder of NeuroVirgil, he has worked with Stephen Hawkings and was recently named as “A Scientist to Watch,” by The Scientist Magazine.

05/07/2013

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Murder-suicide of 3 ailing in Hacienda Heights investigated

HACIENDA HEIGHTS, Calif. (AP) — Every morning, Jim Crabtree said he would wake up, wash and dress his wife who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, and drop her off at his parents’ home so he could […]

05/02/2013

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Beleaguered caregivers getting help from apps

NEW YORK (AP) — A variety of online tools and apps are catering to people who care for friends and relatives who have Alzheimer’s, autism and other illnesses. Autistic youngsters are learning to communicate using iPads. A new app can help with medications.

04/21/2013

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Study: Dementia tops cancer, heart disease in cost

(AP) — A new study finds that Alzheimer’s is the most expensive malady in the U.S., costing families and society $157 billion to $215 billion a year.

04/03/2013

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